Simple Yet Fancy Breakfast

So I quit my job, leaving me with nothing to do except lounge around in my dressing gown for days at a time; play hours upon hours of video games; make food look really pretty.

dishtopI made this for breakfast this morning and it was sublime, I was surprised at how well the pepperiness of the  rocket complemented the bacon and egg. The grapes added a dimension of sweetness rarely found in british cooked breakfasts, an often overly savoury affair.

This recipe is incredibly simple and easy to do, it would be perfect to surprise your loved one with on Valentine’s day.


Ingredients                                          Serves 2

  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 2 Large Flat Mushrooms
  • 2 Handfuls of Rocket
  • 8 Red grapes, halved
  • 4 Rashers Streaky Bacon
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. mushpanPreheat oven to 290C (375F or Gas Mark 5)
  2. Prepare the Mushrooms, cutting off the stalk and scooping out the gills (the black bits) and reserving them to decorate the plate with.
  3. In a dry pan on a medium/high heat add the Mushrooms and leave for a couple minutes before adding the 4 rashers of Bacon. Cook the bacon until it starts to crisp yet is still flexible.
  4. The mushroom bases should be semi cooked with the sides still raw.
  5. With the mushrooms part cooked, Lightly salt the mushrooms and a add the eggs, one in each – there may be too much egg white, feel free to remove a little if it looks to be the case. Place in oven for 8-12 minutes.
  6. Whilst the mushrooms are in the oven prepare the plate. First add the rocket to the centre, add the halved grapes and lastly sprinkle the gills over.rocketsalad
  7. Carefully twist the bacon into a spiral shape, it can be easier to do this by rolling it up and then gently pulling it. Once the shape is achieved a gentle bit of pressure can help keep it in place.
  8. Remove the mushroom from the oven and place ontop of the rocket, add the bacon next to the yolk and serve.
  9. Relish in, and milk all those extra brownie points you’ve just earnt!



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